LRR Energy (NYSE: LRE) is one of 223 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare LRR Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares LRR Energy and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LRR Energy N/A N/A 5.92
LRR Energy Competitors $1.86 billion -$438.87 million -20.53

LRR Energy’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than LRR Energy. LRR Energy is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for LRR Energy and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LRR Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
LRR Energy Competitors 1486 7720 12445 262 2.52

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 29.78%. Given LRR Energy’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe LRR Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares LRR Energy and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LRR Energy -208.41% -34.35% -17.42%
LRR Energy Competitors -302.14% 23.48% 5.55%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

61.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

LRR Energy peers beat LRR Energy on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

LRR Energy Company Profile

LRR Energy, L.P. (LRR Energy) operates, acquires, exploits and develops producing oil and natural gas properties in North America. The Company’s properties consist of onshore oil and natural gas properties. Its oil and natural gas properties include the Permian Basin region in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico, the Mid-Continent region in Oklahoma and East Texas, and the Gulf Coast region in Texas. As of December 31, 2014, the Company’s total estimated proved reserves were approximately 33.8 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), of which approximately 88% were proved developed reserves (approximately 73% proved developed producing and approximately 15% proved developed non-producing). The Company’s general partner is LRE GP, LLC.

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